Keys to Success


Responsibility and Commitment

  • The volunteer partner is counting on you…show you care!
  • Treat your volunteer experience like a job:
    • Be prompt.
    • Set up a schedule and stick to it.
    • Call ahead if you are unable to attend and arrange to make up missed hours.
  • As a volunteer, you are representing yourself, your school, and the West Liberty High School Silver Cord Program.  Show your Comet Pride and do a great job!

Proven benefits of volunteering

  • Explore majors and careers that interest you.
  • Build your resume and gain valuable work experience.
  • Learn new skills.
  • Improve your chances of getting a job.
  • Learn things that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
  • Improve your self-esteem and sense of personal satisfaction.
  • Contribute to your community.

Expectations and Rights of West Liberty High School volunteers

A West Liberty Silver Cord student who volunteers at a community organization is expected to…
  • Provide the organization with details on their interests, strengths, and area of study, schedules, and availability.
  • Behave in a professional manner
  • Dress in accordance with the organization’s dress code policy/wear appropriate attire.
  • Arrive on time.  Provide advance notice if unable to attend.
  • Provide quality work.
  • Demonstrate respect for all individuals.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Document hours.
  • Provide the organization with the verification of service form for review upon completion of volunteer hours.
  • Contact the Silver Cord coordinator or WLHS Principal for assistance and/or speak with a supervisor.

A West Liberty Silver Cord student who volunteers for a community organization has the right to…

  • Have a clear understanding of the organization where volunteering.
  • Be assigned fulfilling work.
  • Ask questions if assigned projects are not clear.
  • Be respected by everyone in the work setting.
  • Be provided with a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Develop his/her individual potential.

Expectation of volunteer community partners

As a West Liberty Silver Cord community partner, we encourage you to…
  • Provide the student with an overview/orientation of your organization (mission, values, programming, etc.) or project
  • Introduce the student to others at the volunteer site.
  • Provide a safe and positive volunteer opportunity.
  • Provide any training necessary to complete the assigned tasks through supervision and support.
  • Evaluate the student’s performance and notify the WLHS Principal or designee if the student volunteer or service is not of high quality.
  • Thank the student for his/her time and effort.